Cycling in Bagan

The best way to see the temples is definitely on bikes. We can arrange for a guide to take you, or if you just want to head off under you own steam, then that is absolutely fine! The best route is to start at Ananda Temple before heading to Dhammayangyi, dating from 1170. Hop across 2kms to Dhammayazaka which is one of the ones you can climb up to get a view of the whole site. You are then back on the paved road, and it is wort stopping for a drink at the little cafe there. Stop at the village of Phwa Saw, a quitessential Burmese village of rattan houses, bullock carts and little craft cottage industries. Continue to Minnanthu before heading onto Shwezigon. Stop for lunch and then set off to Wetkyi-Inn village and then the temple of Htilominlo. You are then back to Ananda where you can cycle back to your hotel.  This route is about 10kms of cycling, with lots of stops!

Itineraries

Classic Burma and the Mergui

Mandalay - Bagan - Inle Lake - Yangon - Mergui Archipelago  

Explore the untouched islands of the Mergui Archipelago in southern Burma with the classics highlights of this amazing destination.

15 days from £4725 p. p.

Burma in Depth

Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Maymyo - Hsipaw - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali  

If you want to leave no stone unturned in Burma, then we can offer longer private journeys which get further off-the-beaten track to see more of this amazing country.

24 days from £4630 p. p.

Honeymoon to Burma

Yangon - Bagan - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

A honeymoon to Burma allows you to have an amazing cultural adventure and a chance to leisurely kick-back on the Indian Ocean.

13 days from £2710 p. p.

Family Adventure to Burma

Yangon - Bagan - Mandalay - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali Beach  

Burma makes for such a wonderful family holiday, packed with amazing experiences that the children will love, such as seeing lively markets, meeting elephants, cycling through Bagan and ending on the Indian Ocean.

14 days from £2570 p. p.

Related Hotels

Aureum Palace, Bagan | Luxury Hotels in Burma (Myanmar) | Millis Potter Travel

Aureum Palace Bagan

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Aureum Palace is a luxury hotel and has the best views of the temples of Bagan, being the only hotel to be located within the temple complex.

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Exterior of Cottages - Bagan Lodge, Burma | Millis Potter | Luxury Tours in Burma

Bagan Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Bagan Lodge a resort style contemporary hotel located close to the temples and pagodas of Bagan and is set within verdant landscaped gardens with two large swimming pools.

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Pool - Hotel at Tharabar Gate, Bagan, Burma

Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is a charming hotel located in Old Bagan in Burma, a perfect location from which to explore Bagan’s temples and pagodas.

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Areindmar, Bagan | Luxury Boutique Hotels in Burma | Millis Potter

Areindmar

$ $ $ $ $ Bagan  

The Areindmar is a lovely boutique hotel located in the town of New Bagan, just to the south of the famous temples and pagodas of Bagan.

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The Anawrahta

$ $ $ $ $ The Irrawaddy & Burma's Rivers  

The Anawrahta is a luxury Irrawaddy cruiser and resembles a British colonial paddle-steamer and cruises between Mandalay and Bagan.

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